Te Ataarangi win Upper Hutt Community Awards

9 Aug 2018

Congratulations to the Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Winners for Upper Hutt that were announced last night.

Te Ataarangi Upper Hutt were honoured as Supreme Winner for their work at the forefront of Māori Language Revitalisation. Their work supports the Māori language being spoken naturally between generations every day, and in the home, and is steadily growing the number of competent speakers.

Arts & Culture category

  • Winner – Upper Hutt Multicultural Council
  • Runner Up – Upper Hutt Spinners and Weavers

Education & Child/Youth Development category

  • Winner – Te Ataarangi Upper Hutt
  • Runner Up – YMCA Greater Wellington - Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre

Health & Well-Being category

  • Winner – Every Body is a Treasure Charitable Trust
  • Runner Up – The Local Community Cafe

Heritage & Environment category

  • Winner – Upper Hutt Forest and Bird (Old Man’s Beard Volunteers)
  • Runner Up – Boomerang Bags

Sport & Leisure category

  • Winner – Upper Hutt Maidstone United Netball Club Inc
  • Runner Up – New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association (Hutt Valley Branch) Inc.

Rising Star Award

  • Winner – The Hub
  • Runner Up – Belle

The winning community groups from Upper Hutt will join winners from around the region for the Regional Award finals in mid-November.


Every year, Wellington International Airport, Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils come together to recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region. The focus of the Awards is to celebrate volunteers for their valuable contribution to society.

Read more about the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards